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. in the past they've followed through on similar threats in disabling websites like the fbi and government websites like the department of justice. not the first time they've taken down the doj. they're comprised mostly of anarchist-type computer hackers. they are a leaderless organization. again, they've got a lot of global support. they're demanding fundamental changes to the department of justice. they believe a past high-profile hackers have been victims, they say, to draconian, overzel us charges by the government. they said this morning it was a very symbolic move to take down this website. >> what do they say in this long letter on the page about why they're doing this and why they're doing it now? >> we have an idea. a couple of weeks ago, co-founder, internet activist, aaron schwartz in new york, took his own life. members of anonymous say the u.s. government -- he was facing $1 million am fines and years in jail. they're saying that's culpability, the reason he took his life. in this statement, they mention aaron schwartz. i want to read a section of that statement. they say with
attack. they try to go after other web sites before in the past, fbi and doj web site. they've been successful hacking those sites before. we don't know exactly why they've decided to name these files after current supreme court justices. what we do know is that they're asking anonymous syndicates to download files and be prepared when the order comes down for this operation last resort they're calling it to be prepared to hack other government web sites. >> we haven't heard from the government. we haven't had any reaction yet. >> no. we've reached out to the doj, and we're about to reach out to the state department, the washington, d.c., bureaus, calls doing that now. we just don't know what the government is saying, their stance. we know that the ussc.gov web site seems to have been taken down. it's not accessible at this point. over the last couple of hours, it pops up with the anonymous web site page, how it's been hacked. right now it's down entirely. >> thanks for the update. i know you'll continue to watch it. thank you. >>> just weeks after the country was stunned by the con
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